Sunday, September 21, 2014

Extreme Makeover AJE Edition

Maybe you've noticed something strange and wonderful about Art Jewelry Elements this morning?
If you haven't had your coffee yet, I suppose maybe not.... We decided it was time for a facelift. Things were looking tired. Dated. Blah.

Not anymore! Thanks to Karen Totten, this site looks fresh, vibrant, and exciting.

Karen spearheaded the redesign and took her inspiration from photos of trade beads. Here's a great trade beads Pinterest board filled with all kinds of eye candy of trade beads. Here are a few examples if you're worried about getting lost in the Pinterest vortex so early in the day.

Once she had the imagery in mind, she obtained the rights for a vector image that conveyed the basic idea, then reworked it. Once that was done, she designed the rest of the site to fit with that theme. 

She worked up 4 or 5 different overall designs and the team narrowed it down to the one you see now. 

Karen also designed a new blog button if you want to grab it. Look to the bottom of the right hand column to grab the code to add the new button to your blog  ------->


  1. I love the fresh new look and just added the button to my blog!

  2. Yes I noticed it while reading your last post, At first I thought that I clicked a wrong page by mistake but then I realised that you have had a make over. I like it as it feels more roomy and friendly

  3. Wonderful new look, I really like it.

  4. What a great new look! It is so bright and fresh.

  5. The site looks totally awesome! Congrats on the beauty!

  6. Love the new look! Very fresh and colourful.


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